Fun Cushion Patterns

Fun cushion surface patternAs I promised yesterday, I have been able to use this new pattern as a fabric and this time on cushions. I did some time back create patterns for cushions which were for sale and I may decide to do this again having seen the results today.

What I like about this result is that the cushions have the look of a bold pattern and yet, at first glance, the eye tends to take in the result in one look. This, course, is the way that cushion fabric should be and I have to admit to being pleased with the result.

It is also possible to use this pattern at a smaller scale although, to be honest, I do like the cushions at this scale so that the motif is easily visible. Reducing the scale does have the effect of making the eye look twice at the pattern which was not the way that I intended it to work.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Green Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Green Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Green Cushions

Green is a colour that I tend not to overuse but that colour, particularly mid-century, was a colour that was very much in use, especially in its darker shades.

These cushions, at first glance appear, the same but in fact there are two colour variation and I have created them in a mid green which I think gives them both a contemporary mid-century look as well as being quite modern and suitable to grace modern furniture.

The pattern is the sort of design that would have been used in the latter part of the 1960s, perhaps. Again, as a new departure for me, I have used a motif in the centre with shapes that circulate around and I think that this gives the cushions a pleasant, refined and centred look. These designs are not yet available in my Redbubble store although I will shortly be uploading some new patterns.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Flowery Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Flowery Cushions

Cushions are most important in a room and new cushions can give your space and your furniture a new look without spending a tremendous amount of money.

These cushions are flowery cushions based on a mid-century look but the flowers are done in a rather stylised way since those who know me will know that I do not like floral patterns (and neither, for that reason, am I very good at them). This design, however, came out quite well and looks quite reasonable and will therefore form a pattern for some floral cushions in a month or so’s time on Redbubble.

The colours used are also mid-century, after some experimentation I decided to choose lovely vanilla and magnolia to provide a restful look and a suitable foil for the pattern.

You can, should you wish, also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

House Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

House Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

House Cushions

For most people the past is something to look back on but the past can also provide us with inspiration for modern and up-to-the-minute design.

This pattern is similar in inspiration to patterns that were produced mid-century and, indeed, the colours used are those that would have been found in the mid-century palette. I have to admit to rather liking this pattern and its colours and in particular I like the effect of the design on cushions on the sofa that you see above. The set is an apartment building but the cushions would look equally good arranged on furniture in an ultra modern room or, of course, a mid-century themed room.

You can, should you wish, also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Stylish Cushions

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Stylish Cushions

Mid-century inspired pattern

Stylish Cushions Swatch

Cushions are one way in which you can add some colour and make a statement of the way you feel about life in your living space.

Modern design tends to be, perhaps, a little short on decoration and so choosing the right cushions to complement your furniture and the design ethic of your room is important. These two designs are the same except for the background colour, chocolate for one and magnolia for the other, both of which are sourced from mid-century colour schemes.

The design motif, however, is fresh and modern and intended to complement current ideas in furniture. It will take a little time for these cushions to be available for sale but eventually they will be in my Redbubble store where, if current comments are anything to go by, they will be a considerable success.

You can, should you wish, also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

Gosling Cushions

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Gosling Cushions

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Gosling Cushions

Mid-century fabrics and wallpaper have a certain look to them which immediately let you know that the design came from that particular period.

This design uses motifs that were popular in the first half of the 1970s and so this puts the design right at the end of the mid-century period, some may say it is just outside. Patterns like this were popular with wallpapers and were used at quite a large-scale on all the walls of the room to produce an effect that would horrify modern householders – even those with a fondness for mid-century design!

Rather than subject you to wallpaper, I have taken a step further and produced this pattern on cushions, again at quite a large-scale. The effect is eye-catching as are the midcentury colours of crimson, chocolate and lovely nightshade.

In my set, which comprises just the sofa and chair, you can see at once how these cushions can be used to create really quite sumptuous and eye-catching detail. Whilst I would not advocate using all three cushions in one room, each one of them can be used to create a small island of colour which can then be echoed by other similar elements.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here. The cushions themselves are available to buy in three good sizes on Redbubble and the link is here.

1950’s Pattern For Cushions

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One thing that I really like doing is making patterns from the early part of the mid-century era, that is from the 1950s.

Following the Second World War there was an explosion of talent from designers and in the euphoria and hope of the early 1950s much experimental work was done. This pattern is similar to one of the types of pattern that was produced at that time and is shown here in a rather simpler form to be used as a covering for cushions. I have used a simple form of the pattern in order to make this more acceptable to modern tastes and to produce a retro look which will sit well on a modern sofa in a modern room.

However I have not done this with the colour and the three colours used, bottle green, Pacific blue and poppy red, are all colours from the British Standard colours in use at the time. Although these colours are perhaps a little bold, I believe that they reflect modern tastes and will be perfect to use to create accent colours.

I have used Redbubble cushions and if you would like to see this design used as cushions then you can do so by clicking here. Also, you can see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.